I love an adventure, and I really love to help those that have done their part to make our world a better place.

That’s why I’m taking part in the 100km Trailtrekker endurance hike in Yorkshire this weekend, as part of the Hampstead & Kilburn Conservatives team.

The job is to walk 100km in under 30 hours (our goal is to do it in 24, but that’ll depend a lot on the weather!). It’s going to be a gruelling mission, through hilly and rocky terrain that will punish every part of our bodies.

We’re raising money for the Gurkha Welfare Trust, which provides for British Army veterans and their dependents in need in the United Kingdom and Nepal.

This is especially fitting, as this year marks the 200th anniversary of the Gurkhas’ service in the British Army. For two centuries, they’re fought heroically for freedom and democracy, and for a country they had never visited, but whose values they shared. It’s only right that we do our bit to help those that need it.

As of today, we’ve raised £1,500 for the Gurkha Welfare Trust and for Oxfam, who are organising the event.

You can donate via JustGiving or by sending a cheque made out to the Gurkha Welfare Trust to 1a Heath Hurst Road, London, NW3 2RU. Thank you so much for your support!